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Factors Affecting Physical and Mental Fatigue among Female Hospital Nurses: The Korea Nurses' Health Study

Authors
 Hee Jung Jang  ;  Oksoo Kim  ;  Sue Kim  ;  Mi Sun Kim  ;  Jung Ah Choi  ;  Bohye Kim  ;  Hyunju Dan  ;  Heeja Jung 
Citation
 HEALTHCARE, Vol.9(2) : 201, 2021-02 
Journal Title
 HEALTHCARE 
Issue Date
2021-02
Keywords
female ; mental fatigue ; nurses ; physical fatigue
Abstract
Nurses often experience work-related physical and mental fatigue. This study sought to identify the levels of physical and mental fatigue present among Korean female nurses and discern factors influencing their onset. This cross-sectional study analyzed data from the Korea Nurses' Health Study (KNHS). A total of 14,839 hospital nurses were assessed by hierarchical regression analysis. The mean scores of physical and mental fatigue were 12.57 and 5.79 points, respectively. After adjusting for confounding variables, the work department had a significant influence on both physical and mental fatigue, that is, nurses working in special care units experienced greater degrees of both physical and mental fatigue than those working in general units. Nurse fatigue is an important consideration to monitor to ensure nurses' continued wellbeing as well as good patient safety levels. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a strategy to mitigate nursing fatigue while considering the characteristics of specific departments. In nursing practice, the introduction of a counseling program and guarantee of rest time that can alleviate the mental and physical fatigue of nurses working in special care units should be considered.
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DOI
10.3390/healthcare9020201
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Sue(김수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3785-2445
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/182974
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